I present to you a book that I published (printed and photocopied) about 12 years ago in Rwanda. It was beautifully written and illustrated by a very good friend of mine, Patrick Longstaff, and edited by myself and my student (and teacher) Jean-Baptiste Ndikubwimana.
It was the first ever English-Kinyarwanda phrase/grammar book ever printed, and still is as far as I know. It was designed to help incoming VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) volunteers grapple the linguistic quirks of the national language of the Land of a Thousand Hills.
Soon bootleg copies were being passed around local church missions, charity organisations and the UN.
Due to popular demand, I decided to publish it on-line for the first time after digging out a dusty old copy from the attic and scannning it for your downloading pleasure.
Feel free to distribute this to all who are interested.
Murakoze cyane cyane na mugende n’amahoro.
- Click here for your very own copy —> The Wonderful World of Kinyarwanda (download may take a few minutes)